Under the leadership of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the New NY Education Reform Commission will continue its work following the completion of its preliminary Education Action Plan issued in January 2013. In preparation for the Commission’s final recommendations to be developed in Spring 2013, Commission members willinvite local and national education experts to present innovative, successful approaches in public education for the Commission’s deliberation and consideration over the coming months. The Commission will host 3 public symposiums to engage in thoughtful discussions with education experts, including questions submitted by attendees.
- 5/21 Innovative Solutions for Restructuring Public School Systems: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 12:30-3:30 PM at The NYS Museum’s Huxley Theater located at 222 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12230
- 6/18 Teaching & Learning: Location & Time TBD
- 9/12 Funding/Cost of NYS Education: Location & Time TBD
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo convened the New NY Education Reform Commission in April 2012 to develop an actionable course of reforms to transform New York’s public education system. The 25-member Commission consists of top education, community, and business leaders. The Commission held 11 public hearings in New York’s 10 regions beginning in June 2012, and heard from over 300 students, parents, educators, business leaders, and stakeholders while receiving thousands of pages of testimony. In January 2013, the Commission presented to the Governor its first set of actionable recommendations, developed after extensive public engagement and a comprehensive review of the structures, operations, and processes of New York’s education system.
In the preliminary action plan presented to the Governor, the Commission proposed anumber of evidence-based solutions to improve education for all students from cradle to career. The Governor adopted these recommendations as major policy positions in his State of the State address, provided funding for them in his Executive Budget, and signed them into law as part of the final enacted budget. These initiatives include funding to expand quality learning time, investing in quality Pre-K for the highest need students, establishing Community Schools, expanding Early College High Schools, and launching astatewide master teacher program focused on STEM fields.